September 24: National Pancake Day

When it comes to pancakes, I have very distinct memories. As far as I can remember, my dad didn’t really cook except for one thing – pancakes. His pancakes, although good, are monstrously large. I still remember trying to choke down the dinner plate-sized pancakes. So his declaration of “I’m making pancakes” made me think…

Book Review: “Layered” by Tessa Huff

Even though my husband and I have reached the empty nest stage I still love to bake. And Tessa Huff’s book “Layered” is the perfect cookbook for baking for two. My daughter was sweet enough to buy it for me. A number of recipes are for 6” pans which will produce cakes that we can…

Cooking Term: Barbeque

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and I haven’t had a single opportunity to fire up the grill. So today, I’ll be cutting into some pork and marinating it overnight. I’ll have to soak the bamboo skewers as well. Then tomorrow, I can thread the pork on them and have…